The Annunciation. Luke 1:31-33 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”
How do you explain to someone, or to your children, the significance of the virgin birth of Jesus Christ and what importance do you attach to it?
Down below is the link to a powerful and informative sermon by American Theologian R.C.Sproul. In his message, R.C. Sproul states, “Who Jesus was, and is, has considerable influence on what it was He did.” Sproul says leaving a church should never be a small matter, and we should be careful not to go hopping around for churches. On the other hand, he says that there is a time, if and when in a church, the word of God is trampled under foot and the church denies a central truth of the Christian faith, then he states- not only ‘may‘ you leave- but, you ‘must’ leave.
The virgin birth of Jesus Christ is one such biblical truth that must not be denied, for, denying the virgin birth results in denying the deity of Jesus Christ.
Listen to the message here: R.C. Sproul – The Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ
and listen to it with your kids, even if they are of a younger age they will understand most aspects of this message, including the part towards the end when R.C.Sproul recounts how a christian Professor he once had, told him the reason angels were mentioned in the Bible was to speak to the ‘primitive’ minds of the people of that age, because science had not revolutionized the world at that point in time. Sproul then goes on to recount his own search of the Bible on the subject of angels, and coming up with a completely different answer.
It is important for our young people, and even our younger kids to be confident about what they believe, by reading the Bible and understanding it. They will most certainly be confronted by many issues such as these, and they must be ready to defend their faith. It is my ardent desire to be able to post sermons and messages that will build up our faith and give us solid reasons for our reasonings (apologetics). The Word of God, if you have read some of the previous posts, is not only present nourishment for our souls, but throughout history it has been a powerful force for all that is good (the building of cathedrals/schools, literacy throughout the world, hospitals, art, music,etc.). Let us dwell on the Word of God.
Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”